People have realised their appliances are playing ‘In Paradisum’ from Fauré’s Requiem
6 August 2019, 12:31 | Updated: 6 August 2019, 12:36
That perky triad you get when you switch your washing machine on? Turns out it’s 100 per cent Fauré.
Anyway, it seems that quite a few people have found that exact triad is featured in the start-up beeps to popular household whiteware.
Just realised our new dishwasher plays the In Paradisum flute theme from Fauré’s requiem when you turn it on and off. pic.twitter.com/NGtAz4N5Bb— Matthew Railton (@railtonrailton) November 5, 2018
Written in the late 1880s, the Requiem in D minor is one of Gabriel Fauré’s best known works.
It premiered at a funeral mass in Paris, and the French composer described the work as “dominated from beginning to end by a very human feeling of faith in eternal rest.”
But it’s the final movement, ‘In Paradisum’, that seems to be a big hit with people’s modern cleaning appliances.
And that’s not all – it seems as though your laundry devices are a fan of the late Austrian composer Franz Schubert, too:
I'll see your ingenious Faure and raise you a full verse of Schubert from our washing machine... pic.twitter.com/GwdI79OBGl— Andrew Taylor (@apomd) November 5, 2018
And if you’re looking to pick up a new musical instrument, how about a dishwasher theremin?
I’ve discovered a new musical instrument: the dishwasher filter theremin: pic.twitter.com/eBm3MzfuGa— Stephen Jackson (@cosmic_trigger) March 7, 2019